Saturday, March 17, 2012
Halligan's Public House, West Orange's legendary Irish Pub located directly across the street from the restored Edison factory/museum on Main St. The host was the legendary Tommy Halligan who welcomed us like family. Lorraine Murphy Halligan's famous all you can eat Irish buffet, including corned beef, cabbage, shepherd pie potatoes, chicken Murphy, and soda bread. At five dollars per person, it was BEST deal in the Garden State -- but we arrived after most of the shepherd's pie was finished, so Tommy apologized profusely and made everything complementary including the best draft Guinness we've ever had! The evening climaxed with a concert(video clip) by the South Park and District Bag Pipe band led by Bill McVoy. All this while watching Jeremy Lin lead the Knicks to a blowout over the Pacers. Karaoke hour ended with Tommy's rendering of the late Davey Jones' Day Dream Believer backed up by his wife and daughter.